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Summer Learning Camp

Summer Learning Camp

Rutherford County Schools will offer summer camps in 2024 for rising Kindergarten-5th grade students at seven schools across the district. This is a fun, free opportunity for students to extend their learning during June. Summer camp will take place June 3-28, Monday-Friday each week, for nineteen total days. Camp will be closed on June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily, and transportation will be offered. Space is limited, and parents will be notified by their school if their student has been accepted. 

Please read the FAQ below for more details:

What will my child learn at summer camp? 

Students will experience additional on-grade level instruction in Reading and Math.  They will participate in hands-on science activities involving technology and engineering.  Physical activity is also scheduled daily.  They will make new friends and meet others from different schools.


When is summer camp? 

Summer camp will be Monday-Friday each week from June 3-28. Elementary students will attend from 7:30-1:30, with doors opening for breakfast at 7:15. 

Who should attend summer camp? 

Parents will receive a letter if their student meets the priority criteria to attend camp.  Summer camp curriculum is on grade level for the grade that students just completed, and it helps bridge them to the next grade level.  Each school receives a number of student slots available for camp, and they target students based on student data.

Which summer camp site will my child attend?

Your child's school can let you know which camp site your child will attend.


When can I register for camp? 

Summer camp registration will open March 4 for priority students. Registration will open for all students on April 1, and registration will close April 12.    

When will I know if my child is accepted? 

Families that have registered will receive acceptance letters for summer camp beginning the week of April 15.  Because of limited space, families may receive a waitlist letter if all summer camp slots were filled. 

Is bus transportation offered? 

Bus transportation will be available for rising 1st-5th graders to and from camp each day.  Families will sign up for bus transportation when they complete the summer camp registration.  Bus passes will be sent home before schools ends to let families know bus information for camp.

What about breakfast and lunch? 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at camp daily free of charge. 

What are the drop off and pick up times for summer camp? 

Doors will be open at 7:15 for all elementary sites. Dismissal for car riders will be 1:30 for elementary students. 

Will there be a nurse at summer camp? 

Each summer camp site will have a nurse each day. 

What is the attendance policy for summer camp? 

Space at summer camp is limited, and each site will have waitlist once seats are all taken.  Daily attendance ins expected at summer camp. Third graders must have 90% attendance rate at summer camp if their attendance is required for promotion to fourth grade.